Raw Cacao & Date Bliss Balls
I'll get right to it.
These treats a hit. They're sweet, textured, and chocolatey. What more do you need?
Loaded with antioxidants, is rich in iron, sulfur, copper, potassium, magnesium, beta-carotene, and dietary fiber. It's a natural mood booster and enhances both physical and mental well-being.
Considered a brain food because of it's good fat, omega-3, vitamin e, and antioxidant properties. Walnuts are also a great source of manganese, copper, biotin, and molybdenum. They support the heart, cognitive function, boosts mood and better sleep!
Known for its high quality fat content, anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties, coconut products are a great addition to the diet. High in iron, manganese, fiber (shreds), and Lauric acid (antibacterial, antiviral, which supports the immunity).
Great source of fiber, b vitamins (especially b3 &6), manganese, magnesium, iron, potassium, copper, phosphorus, zinc, selenium and folic acid. They contain a fair amount of sugar, which is why they're great in healthy desserts, but they also contain a type of soluble fiber that slows down the glucose (sugar) release in the body, thus regulating blood sugar levels. Amazing!
Psyllium husk & flaxseeds:
Both provide an excellent source of fiber, especially the psyllium husk which contains 13g of fiber per 1 ounce! Psyllium is high in iron and calcium as well. Read more about flaxseeds here.
Great source of antioxidants, immunity boosters, dietary fiber, calcium and manganese, vitamin b complex, c, k, e, and iron. Cinnamon, allspice, and cloves are a great way to boost the nutrient density of any meal.
prep time: 5 minutes cook time: 5 minutes yields: 8-12 treats
You can roll the treats in cacao powder, ground walnuts, or finely ground coconut shreds
I've found that I love this spice mixture, but cayenne, nutmeg, & ginger all taste amazing as well.
1/2 cup dates
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp psyllium husk or ground flax, optional
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
/4 tsp cloves
pinch of sea salt
- Place the dates in a food processor and pulse until broken down. Add the walnuts and shredded coconut, pulse until thoroughly blended into a dough. Add remaining ingredients. Use a spatula to scrape the sides every so often.
- Place coating powder in a bowl next to a plate/small baking sheet lined with parchment.
- Take a tbsp. of the dough and gently press it between your palms then continue to roll into a uniform ball. Gently roll the ball to coating powder then place on the plate/baking sheet. Continue until you've used up all the dough.
- Place the bliss balls in the freezer and enjoy after 10 minutes!
- Store in an airtight container in the freezer or fridge.
Murray, Michael, N.D. 2005. The Enclyclopedia of Healing Foods.